Java Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by usschicago1, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds great to me. I plan on getting stock from several breeders so I can have diverse bloodlines to use and chose the best ones to breed. I hope to get'm all started this year and when I get'm up and going, come on down and I'll load you up with some.
     
  2. RAREROO

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    Here are the pics of King's Black and White Javas

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  3. encorepistol

    encorepistol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The standard calls for broken laden blue and yellow on the shanks and feet and yellow bottoms on the mottled variety!
     
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  4. heritagebirds

    heritagebirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Black Javas have dark shanks and the bottoms of their feet are yellow
     
  5. encorepistol

    encorepistol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As they should! And whites should have yellow shanks and toes and bottoms of feet.
     
  6. zephyrcreek

    zephyrcreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so excited! My Java's have finally stated to lay.
     
  7. highcountrychickens

    highcountrychickens Head Rooster Jouster

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    Oh I have always wanted to have a flock of Javas... the pics of King's Black Java flock - *sigh* Who is King, and where can I get some eggs!

    Love this thread, btw [​IMG]
     
  8. RAREROO

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    Quote:I sent you an email with his contact info.
     
  9. Airilith

    Airilith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the first I've ever heard of the Java breed. Can anyone tell me more about them (cold hardiness, laying rate, friendliness, etc.)?

    Thanks guys!
     
  10. zephyrcreek

    zephyrcreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Javas were one of the popular meat birds in the early 1900's (if I remember correctly). They are cold hardy, but you may need to watch roos with large combs just in case. They are a slow growing bird that is more independant than many dual purpose breeds. This can be a benefit when free ranging. They are excellent foragers and very intuned to what is going on around them. My flock has grown more curious and friendly with me as they have matured. Their personalities were slightly dissapointing to me until a switch seemed to be turned on one day. Now they are like "Where'd you come from? You're kind of interesting." My second batch was much friendlier from the start, so this may be more of a difference in the bloodlines. I've read conflicting opinion about layers. My birds just started laying in the past 2 weeks and seem to be laying 5 eggs a week. That's a good layer in my book. The toughest thing is finding good stock. It took me months to find hatching eggs. Now we have two different lines that we are going to cross. It is going to take some time, but in a few years we should have a very solid program.

    Ellen
     

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